Friday, 23 June 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! blog hop - 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to our Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our favourites from the Annual Catalogue.
I would love to know what your favourite item from the new catalogue is.
You are here with me Kim Oliver -Australia. I have a list of the other particpating Design Team members closer to the end of this post to help guide you through the hop..

My project today was inspired by page 163 of the annual catalogue. It is fast becoming a favourite for me. Although it was hard to pick just one..So I didn't lol
I would love to know what your favourite item is from the new catalogue!?!.

Floral Statements

I simply adore this set

The reason I think I like this set so much is it's got so much versatility. You don't have to just stamp it and add a ribbon. Although this is so very effective, as the catalogue shows.

I also used the 'Lovely Words' thinlits set from page 157 of the annual catalogue. I love that thinlits set so much! You can do almost anything with it! Cards, Memory Making, Gift Tags you name it!

Here is my project

Hello Friend

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

I have used a version of the spotlight technique for my card.

I made this card for two reasons. 
  1. Was for this Design Team Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. I thought it was very appropriate as LOADS of ink has been used here lol
  2. Was for a sample card for my teams benefit. 
Each fornight I set them a challenge and this weeks challenge was a sketch. Depending on the amount of entries each fornight I choose 5 I think are awesome and then I create a poll and let them decide who the winner is. The winner of that challenge gets to choose the next challenge theme plus I send them a sample pack of current DSP 😊

But enough about my team hahaha

I am sure you would like to know more about how I made my card.

Then keep reading

Angeled Views

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

A quick run down on how I created this card.

For this card my card base is thick Whisper White layered with Basic Black.
I stamped my image onto a piece of thick Whisper White then water coloured using Tempting Turquoise for the flowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.
The colouring was done in 3 stages, first I applied a layer to the shadows and then washed a small amoint of colour over the top.
I then waited for it to dry and re-applied the colour in the same manner as the first layer.
When the second layer was dry I used my Stampin' Write markers to add more depth to the shadow area and highlighted the lighter areas using the White craft refill. I placed a small drip of white onto a clear block and then picked it up and applied using a damp aqua painter. 
*When trying this technique I find it handy to have a tissue on hand to help keep the aqua painter damp but not wet!
When all of the colouring were dry, I used two layering circle framelits. The smallest I cut from the stamped image. The largest I cut form the basic black layer. I glued the together.
You can see the word 'FRIEND' has been placed over the top. For this I used the 'Lovely Words' thinlits set and cut 'Friends' from it's original oval shape.
I cut the 'FRIEND' word 3 times in Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Silver. I glued these all together slightly off setting them so as to see a slight egde of each colour. I cut 3 small banners from matching pieces from the friends word left overs and popped that under the layered circle.
Using a black pen I drew a rough rectangle around the word 'HELLO' and then added little corner accents.
Using the foam adhesive strips, I placed the circle back in position over the word 'HELLO'.

I added 6 small rhinestones to finish.

Here is a list of all of the other Design Team members . Just click the name after mine to be take to another fabulous project.

Close Up of Stamping and Colouring

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my project with then please look no further than the carousel below.
I have added all the tiems used and it links directly to my online store

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  1. Oh my Kim, what a gorgeous card and you've used my favourite colour - Love it!

    1. Thanks Kirsten, OOoooh I had no idea. I feel it is overlooked quite often this colour and it is such a beautiful blue too xx

  2. WOW!!! Stunning! I think this is the best use of this set that I've seen! WOW!!!

    1. OMG thank you Stephanie! You have made my morning xx

  3. It's a gorgeous card Kim! OK I have decided I have to get this Floral Statements.

    1. lol Vanessa I know it will get a lot of use!

  4. Wow!!! The colouring us just fabulous!! Stunning creation Kim x #inkitstampit

  5. Very clever the colouring and the dimension of your card

  6. ahhh Tempting Turquoise - the colour that inspires fear into me! what a stunning card Kim, so beautiful

    1. It's a gorgeous colour Sue :D lol and thank you xx

  7. When I grow up I want to colour half as well as you do!

    1. Hahahaha you already do Fiona :D but thank you!


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